Beverly Vascianna founded Massage Solutions after graduating from the American Institute of Massage Therapy. Now, she specializes in neuromuscular, Swedish, deep-tissue, geriatric, and prenatal modalities. Her partner, Sandra Hightower–Lewis, builds on Beverly’s specialties by adding reflexology, sports massage, and even the Myokinesthetic modality. Together, Beverly and Sandra unite more than a decade of experience.
An infrared laser tightens skin by stimulating collagen growth, diminishing the appearance of fine lines. The nonsurgical process is just one of Vitality Laser Spa’s treatments, but it's representative of the rest: beautifying services that incur little to no downtime afterward. Because beauty treatments, like chicken soup, should only be handled by people with medical training, a clinical aesthetician and laser specialist performs each of these services under the supervision of a medical director. Their other specialties include removing hair with a laser, plumping fine lines with a collagen mask, and treating cellulite with infrared light and radio-frequency energy.
Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
Boca Bliss Nail Spa's meticulous technicians provide a plethora of nail and waxing services for walk-ins and same-day-appointment makers. Their spa manicures and pedicures simultaneously soothe stress and callous piggies with relaxing soaks and exfoliating treatments. The staff even offers Princess mani-pedis for children aged 12 and under, eliminating the need to stock at-home beauty drawers with semipermanent Crayola markers.
In addition to providing nailcare services, the staff administers waxing treatments to wick away body hair from eyebrows and toe knuckles. They also prep clients for beach outings and synchronized-parasailing contests with thorough Brazilian waxes and men's waxing treatments for the back and chest.
Cow Licks' friendly stylists trim the youthful tresses of infants to teens in a youngster-themed salon bursting with bright colors, balloons, and lollipops. During a traditional girl or boy haircut ($19.95+ value), Cow Licks' experienced staffers tame head fuzz while tots bank imaginary curves at the helm of a race car or commandeer the cockpit of a plane. Flat-screen TVs adorn the walls of the salon so cherubs can enjoy an animated movie or diaper documentary. The ceremonial first haircut ($16.95 value) marks momentous debut cranium trimmings with before-and-after photos, a personalized certificate, and a keepsake memento of junior's freshly shorn locks so parents can see what their infant would look like with a moustache.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.